Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Darting Along the Water's Edge
I have a thing for dragonflies. I love their translucent beauty, their elegance and their lightness. My friend Mary gave me a dragonfly pin last year that I frequently wear. The pin's colors seem to go with just about everything in my closet. A few days ago, I showed the pin to my friend M.J. as she showed me her new, delicate dragonfly tattoo. I guess you could say that M.J. and I are dragonfly kindred spirits. So, I thought of her one recent evening when my husband Larry and I were walking at Devil's Lake State Park. The sun was starting to go down as we reached the south shore. It was there that I discovered magic and enchantment. There were dragonflies everywhere we looked, darting back and forth along the water's edge, skimming just above the surface, undoubtedly catching some evening insect snacks. I nearly tripped a couple of times because I wasn't watching where I was going. Instead, my eyes were fixed on the beautiful, darting, skimming, hovering dragonflies. Magnificent!